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North-West Frontier Province From James Hurley, Books


Year Book of the North-West Frontier Province, 1955

By North-West Frontier Province Government

Peshawar: Secretary to Government, N-WFP, 1955. Book. Good. Soft cover. [viii], 273pp, 6 photo illustrations, 2 folding colored maps, 8 appendices, ads. Tall 8vo/24cm. Printed wrappers, light soil, spine and front panel chipped, some creased corners, internally good with occasional slightly soiled pages. A detailed introduction to the history, government and special features of the N-WFP and its Pathan inhabitants. The province was renamed Khyber Pukhtunkwa in the late 1990s. It has been the scene of many terrorist bombings in recent years, particularly in the city of Peshawar..


Report of the Committee Appointed to Enquire Into the Relations Between Tenants and Landlords of Mansehra Tehsil

By Government of the North-West Frontier Province

Peshawar: Manager, Government Printing & Stationery, N-WFP, 1949. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 14, [i], xvii pp, Committee Report, Questionnaire, Statements (4 appendices). Tall 8vo/24.5cm. Original printed wrappers, light soil and fading to edges, internally fine. The Committee consisted of 2 Members of the NWFP Provincial Assembly, Isher Das and Abdul Ghafoor. Their report is dated 9 September 1939, ten years before its publication date. Apparently there were serious grievances, especially concerning the "Begar" or forced labor system, and adjustments were recommended. The delay in publication may indicate political sensitivity of the issues?.


Notes on Relations Between Landlords and Tenants of Mansehra Tehsil

By Government of the North-West Frontier Province

Peshawar: Manager, Government Prtg and Stationery, 1949. Book. VG. Soft cover. 12pp. Tall 8vo/24.5cm. Printed wrappers, lightly darkened to edges, otherwise VG. The twelve page report signed by L.W. Jardine, Revenue and Divisional Commissioner, N-WFP, is signed 12 July 1940 and relates to some problems existing at that time, particularly concerning the Gujars. It is not known why publication of the report was delayed nearly ten years..